Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Street Team?

It is exciting but hard work to get into new shops. For the past 6 months I've been simultaneously making jewelry and seeking out stores. I actually just received my second random Etsy Wholesale order from an adorable looking shop in Washington D.C. called Wake up Little Susie! That makes 12!
Last week I dropped off work at Magpie, in NYC (Upper West Side). Getting my work in there was the result of Montana (who works at Trinket) mentioning my work to the owner, when she was in NYC. Thanks Montana!
The more stores I get into the more jewelry I need to make... which means less time to seek out stores. Also, it's not always easy to "rep" oneself, especially when it's in other states that have never heard of my work. So this got me thinking... Would you like to see my jewelry in your city/town? Would you like FREE jewelry? Would you like to help a sista out? 

There's really nothing quite like positive word of mouth and if you enjoy my work and enjoy shopping and (when you're out and about) if you could just happen to wear my jewelry into your favorite boutique and talk up my work - perhaps give out my card or website, I would be so grateful. I would happily give anyone $50 jewelry credit if it resulted in getting into that shop. It really would only take a few minutes and it would mean so much to me! Or if you're so inclined to send an email out to your favorite shops, that would also be amazing. You could send them this link: http://www.jenniferkahnjewelry.com/stockists.html
Just be sure to tell the owner to pass on your name to me so I can give you the credit in my Etsy shop

So what kind of shops? Pretty much any boutique that sells Free People clothing is a good place to try. Or a place that sells handmade goods. I tend to shy away from stores that just carry jewelry - some of my biggest orders come from shoe stores and day spas so it's really more about the feeling, the vibe. As I say in my Etsy shop - I make jewelry for the modern bohemian: artists, yogis, professionals, mothers, teachers, servers, live music seekers, tea drinkers, organic food eaters and all those who appreciate comfort and style. If you want to pass my info on to your favorite spots, that would be awesome! And if it works out, you get the bonus of being able to shop locally, in your own town for my work!

Cities I'm looking to get into:
Portsmouth, NH
Portland, ME
Austin, TX
Asheville, NC
Denver, CO
Portland, OR
Tacoma, WA
Seattle, WA
San Francisco, CA

I'm not limited to that list, I'd be happy to be in touch with any shop that's a good fit for my style. Thanks for considering this! I would love to build up a rockin' street team!

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